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Picui Ground Dove
18 cm (7 in)
In flight, wing upperside is pale grey on lesser and medium coverts, white on greater coverts contrasting with black flight feathers (primaries and secondaries), and outer tail feathers are white but this is only visible if the relatively long tail is spread.
Juvenile: duller but more buff overall. The upperparts are fringed buff and the wing-coverts and breast are reddish-buff or buff at the centre.
Two subspecies are recognized:
Savanna, gardens and agricultural areas, often in quite dry areas but not desert and unlikely to be found at high elevation.
Generally seen in groups of 25-30 birds.
Ground feeders, their diet consists almost entirely of seeds.
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